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Aldeburgh Music

Aldeburgh Music

Aldeburgh Festival, founded by Britten in 1948, is now part of the year-round programme at Aldeburgh Music. Find out about all our events and our pioneering artist development and education programmes:

Friends & Priority Booking

The Genius of Place

The vast skies and moody seas of the Suffolk coast have inspired generations of artists, including our founders Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears. Recognising the genius of this extraordinary place, they established the Aldeburgh Festival, a world-class concert hall at Snape Maltings and an important programme of support for emerging talent, sowing the seeds of a creative music centre unlike any other.

For some of our supporters it is about performance, or our work inspiring musicians at all levels, from gifted 8-18 year olds to the most talented emerging professionals. For others it’s about our award winning education work and innovative projects with marginalised young people. For everyone, it is about the place itself – nestled into the reed beds with the ever-changing light. Can there be anywhere more special to experience inspirational music-making?

Join Us

We depend on the loyalty of our Friends whose support is integral to our ability to thrive. We offer some nice privileges for your annual support. Friends membership can also be presented in a special gift pack for a music lover.

  • A designated priority booking period for Friends
  • A variety of interesting trips and events throughout the year
  • An annual Friends flyaway abroad, with musical and cultural highlights
  • Newsletters, advance information and optional emails

Become a Friend of Aldeburgh Music

UK Friend                   £70
World Friend              £90

Join online

3yr UK loyalty scheme  £65 (by Direct Debit only, please download, fill out and return form, available until end of March 2013)

Download Form

US Donors: Aldeburgh Music has strong links with the US and welcomes American supporters who can donate through our 501 (c) (3) tax exempt status for US tax payers. Please email Kat Reading for more information if you’re a US tax payer:


Advance Booking List

Our Advance Booking List by post or by email is an easy low-cost way to gain advance information and a little priority booking after the Friends before tickets go on sale to the general public.

Advance booking list by email   £5

Advance booking list by post    £18 UK
(£28 Europe, £38 World not available online - please contact us if you are not in the UK)

Join online

Postal 3yr loyalty scheme          £15 (by Direct Debit only, please download, fill out and return form, available until end of March 2013)

Download Form

Could you do a little more?

Please click here to find out more about supporting our celebrations for the Britten Centenary and some special opportunities in this landmark year.

Britten Circle